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As job demand grows in MGNREGS, rural ministry may seek funds

The rural development ministry is likely to demand more than ₹20,000 crore additional budget from the Union finance ministry

As of Thursday, 61.9 million households and 88.5 million workers have participated in MGNREGS this financial year. (PTI)
As of Thursday, 61.9 million households and 88.5 million workers have participated in MGNREGS this financial year. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 26, 2021 04:56 AM IST

The importance of the MGNREGS

There is an increase in demand. Consider expanding it for agricultural activities

The Centre has done well to hike the allocation of MGNREGS by Rs 40,000 crore, taking the total allocation under the scheme to Rs 1,01,500 crore(ANI)
The Centre has done well to hike the allocation of MGNREGS by Rs 40,000 crore, taking the total allocation under the scheme to Rs 1,01,500 crore(ANI)
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 06:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

The promise of rural job scheme

Most studies also show that participation in the scheme favours poor households, and helps alleviate poverty and distress during crises.

Given the mixed track record of MGNREGS’s ability to provide insurance to workers, there are many who question the rationale of scheme’s existence itself.(HT Photo)
Given the mixed track record of MGNREGS’s ability to provide insurance to workers, there are many who question the rationale of scheme’s existence itself.(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 22, 2019 12:28 PM IST
New Delhi | ByShrayana Bhattacharya, Clement Imbert and Rinku Murgai
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